Some 5,000 migrants from the "caravan" left Mexico on Saturday morning to resume their trek to the United States, despite fatigue and disease.
Five oars, made especially available, each transported a thousand migrants, supervised by a thousand policemen, according to the direction of the metro of the Mexican capital.
The migrants were transported to the border of the State of Mexico, from where they continue on their way to Queretaro, in the center of the country.
The day before, a group of some 1,300 migrants had already left the capital.
On Thursday evening, after unsuccessfully asking for 150 buses to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the migrants had decided to resume their progress at a meeting where divisions had appeared on the scene. strategy to follow.
The caravan left Oct. 13 from the city of San Pedro Sula in Honduras, fleeing poverty and violence, and has traveled more than 1,500 km. At least two other migrant processions have since formed. US President Donald Trump denounced an "invasion" and mobilized thousands of soldiers to stop them at the border.
On Saturday morning, the migrants left the camp where they had spent six nights in a sports complex in the east of the Mexican capital, before rushing into the metro, which had opened its doors an hour earlier than before. habit to transport migrants.
Some carried babies in their arms, others pushed strollers, children walked in their pajamas.
"We caught cold, by sleeping outside, now we are sick. Children have caught lice, there is not always enough water to wash, "said Adamari Correa, a Guatemalan who travels with his sister and nephews.
"We have fallen ill with all these changes in temperature, but we are determined to go to the border (with the United States) and beyond," said Wilson Alexander Mejía, a 27-year-old Honduran worker traveling alone. .